ISRAEL – On Monday the 28th of January at 17:00 CET, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw will take place, where it will be decided which country will perform in which of the two Semi-Finals. During the ceremony, the Host City Insignia will be handed over from Lisbon to the city of Tel Aviv.
The first part of the draw will determine which Semi-Final each of the six pre-qualified countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and host country Israel) will broadcast and be able to vote in.
The second part of the draw will determine in which Semi-Final and in which half of the respective Semi-Final the other 36 participating countries will perform. As in recent years, the exact running order will be determined by the producers of the show.
The first Semi-Final will take place on Tuesday, 14th of May, the second on Thursday, 16th of May. From each Semi-Final, ten countries will proceed to the Grand Final on the 18th of May, joining the six pre-qualified countries. In total, 26 countries will be represented in the Grand Final.
Due to the request of SRF and approved by the Reference Group Switzerland will participate in the second Semi-Final.
The 36 Semi-Finalists have been allocated into six pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest’s official televoting partner Digame. Drawing from different pots helps to reduce the chance of so-called neighbourly voting and increases suspense in the Semi-Finals.
Pot 1: Albania, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
Pot 2: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
Pot 3: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine
Pot 4: Australia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal
Pot 5: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Switzerland
Pot 6: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Moldova, Romania, San Marino
EUROVISION 2019 🇮🇱 SEMI FINALS ALLOCATION DRAW
|FIRST SEMI||SECOND SEMI||FINAL|
|SLOVENIA 🇸🇮||1/2||SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭||1/2||MALTA 🇲🇹|
|BELARUS 🇧🇾||1/2||ALBANIA 🇦🇱||2/2||ALBANIA 🇦🇱|
|CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿||1/2||SWEDEN 🇸🇪||1/2||CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿|
|ESTONIA 🇪🇪||2/2||AZERBAIJAN 🇦🇿||2/2||GERMANY 🇩🇪|
|PORTUGAL 🇵🇹||2/2||IRELAND 🇮🇪||1/2||RUSSIA 🇷🇺|
|SAN MARINO 🇸🇲||2/2||AUSTRIA 🇦🇹||1/2||DENMARK 🇩🇰|
|MONTENEGRO 🇲🇪||1/2||MOLDOVA 🇲🇩||1/2||SAN MARINO 🇸🇲|
|ICELAND 🇮🇸||2/2||NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰||2/2||NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰|
|GEORGIA 🇬🇪||2/2||NORWAY 🇳🇴||2/2||SWEDEN 🇸🇪|
|AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺||2/2||RUSSIA 🇷🇺||2/2||SLOVENIA 🇸🇮|
|BELGIUM 🇧🇪||2/2||LATVIA 🇱🇻||1/2||CYPRUS 🇨🇾|
|CYPRUS 🇨🇾||1/2||THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱||2/2||THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱|
|SERBIA 🇷🇸||1/2||ROMANIA 🇷🇴||1/2||GREECE 🇬🇷|
|FINLAND 🇫🇮||1/2||CROATIA 🇭🇷||2/2||ISRAEL 🇮🇱|
|UKRAINE 🇺🇦||2/2||DENMARK 🇩🇰||1/2||NORWAY 🇳🇴|
|POLAND 🇵🇱||1/2||ARMENIA 🇦🇲||1/2||UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧|
|HUNGARY 🇭🇺||1/2||LITHUANIA 🇱🇹||2/2||ICELAND 🇮🇸|
|GREECE 🇬🇷||2/2||MALTA 🇲🇹||2/2||ESTONIA 🇪🇪|
|SPAIN 🇪🇸||GERMANY 🇩🇪||SWITZERLAND 🇨🇭|
|FRANCE 🇫🇷||ITALY 🇮🇹||AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺|
|ISRAEL 🇮🇱||UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧||SPAIN 🇪🇸|